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About Me

Hi, I’m Natasha and I’m a Brisbane Australia based artist and I enjoy creating colourful and painterly oil paintings with light and atmosphere. My passion for oil painting started when I lived in Colorado and immersed myself in the Denver art community learning to paint oils in the "Alla Prima" (direct painting) style.  I love the buttery texture of oils and enjoy the process of mixing colours in this tactile medium. Painting wet on wet is how I produce fresh, loose and visible brush strokes that give my paintings a playful energy.

I enjoy transforming simple landscape and life subjects and into colourful scenes that are bright and happy and capture on canvas the often missed beauty around us.  Taking a simple object like a piece of fruit, a flower or a tea cup, and transforming it into a beautiful and interesting vignette with only oil paints feels like my very own superpower.   I love to paint outdoors regularly and bring the light, colour and atmosphere that I experience back into my studio practice.

Most days I am active on social media and respond to comments there, you can also get in touch via the contact page. 


June 2023 - Highly Commended - Lethbridge Small Scale Art Awards

June 2023 - 2nd Place The Doyles Art Awards - Still Life Category

April 2023 - Highly Commended - Watercolour -  Aspects Art Show, Goondoowindi

February 2023 - "Inside Outside Upside Down", Online Group Show with Artburst Studios USA

January 2023 - Finalist, Heart of the Bush, Goondiwindi


December 2022 - Finalist, 9 x 5 Landscape Exhibition - Waverly Woolahra Art School

November 2022 - Wild Summer Days Group Exhibition, Wild Canary

October 2022 - Monday Painters Group Exhibition, Brookfield Qld

September 2022 - Peel Region Award - Plein Air Down Under - Mandurah WA

September 2022 - Featured Artist - St Sebastian's Art Show

August 2022 - Finalist - Clayton Utz Awards

June 2022 - Finalist - Darcy Doyle Art Awards

June 2022 - Commended Award - Lethbridge 20000 - Small Scale Art Award

May 2022 - Finalist - Facets of Fairholme

May 2022 - 1st Prize - New Exhibitor & Acquisitive Award - Aspects Art Show, Goondoowindi

May 2022 - Brisbane Grammar Art Show

March 2022 - Toowoomba Grammar Art Show


June 2021 - Group Show “A Winter’s Walk” with Kate Pittas, Kate Mitchell and Jane Thompson, Wild Canary, Brookfield Brisbane

June 2021 - Finalist - Lethbridge Gallery - Small Scale Art Exhibition

May 2021 - 1st Place Oil Painting - Brookfield Art Show - 

March 2021 - Toowoomba Grammar Art Show 

March / April 2021 - Solo Show "Colourful Spaces, Beautiful Places" Wild Canary, Brookfield Brisbane


November 2020 - Featured Artist - Still Life Collection - Art West Community Gallery, Mt Ommaney

August 2020 - Flower Market - Sold Out Online Exhibition


April 2019 - Plein Air Convention and Expo - Santa Fe - USA

April 2019 - Park Hill Art Association - Spring Show - Denver USA


PDF Bio and CV - Natasha Ruschka